Renovating your home can be a lot of work one of the things that’s important is cleaning while the renovations are happening. Here are cleaning tips for when you’re renovating your home to make sure you keep everything clean and everyone safe.
Cleaning Tips for When you’re Renovating your home
There are lots of benefits associated with renovating one’s home, including increasing its value. If you want to increase your home’s value (or just want to enjoy a freshly renovated house), then you need to make sure that you clean up after. It’s very difficult for a newly renovated house to look good if it is dirty or cluttered. The cleaning process post-renovation should be extensive and thorough. You can either hire a professional to do it or you can do it yourself. If you are going to do it yourself, then here are some cleaning tips you need to consider:
If you have had drywall work completed in your home, then you definitely want to invest in a professional vacuum cleaner. The reason for this is that anything to do with drywall releases a lot of dust. Dust, in large enough quantities, can be very bad for your health. It can also make your house look very messy. Fortunately, you can pick up a shop vac for drywall that will completely eliminate any dust that’s left over after your home’s work is completed. You can either purchase one of these or you can lease one. There’s no way that an ordinary vacuum cleaner will be able to remove dust, so make sure that you get one that’s designed for the job.
After you have renovated your home, it’s likely that it will be very cluttered. This is because unless you are putting your furniture and belongings into short-term storage, they will be left scattered all over your house in rooms that they don’t belong in. However, it’s usually best to extensively clean your house up before you begin putting things back into their correct places. The reason for this is that you probably have rooms that are very cluttered and rooms that have absolutely no clutter at all. You can clean these empty rooms first, then declutter room by room as you go along.
Because you prepare, cook, and eat food in your kitchen, you need to make sure that you clean it thoroughly– it needs to be cleaned more extensively than any other room in your house. If you allow germs and bacteria to go unchecked in your kitchen, then they could infect your food and result in you developing a foodborne illness. Make sure to dust, wipe down surfaces, and clean up any chunks of debris that are leftover from your home’s renovations. When cleaning try to avoid using harsh chemicals. You can find eco-friendly chemicals that are better for the environment and your health.
It’s highly likely that during the course of your home’s renovation, a lot of people were walking around with their shoes on. Disinfecting your floors is very important if this is the case. This is because you can bring a lot of harmful germs in from outside, and inside when you don’t take your shoes off. The germs from outside could be anything, from fungus to more sinister bacteria like COVID-19. Make sure that you use a professional-grade floor cleaner so that you can be sure that all germs have been eliminated.
After you have washed the floors and cleaned your kitchen, you need to move on to your bathroom. If there were workmen in your house, then it’s likely that they used your bathroom. If the thought of strangers using your bathroom creeps you out, then you need to give it a good wash. Make sure that you use chemicals designed for professional cleaning (that aren’t harsh, like bleach). You could consider hiring a professional cleaner to do your bathroom for you, just so that you can be confident all germs have been eliminated.
It’s likely that by the end of your renovation, there will be a thick layer of dirt and dust on your windows. You should wash your windows once you have cleaned everything else, before moving on to furniture and carpets. Washing your windows isn’t that difficult, you can do it with a microfibre cloth. You can use cleaning chemicals, although it is also possible to clean one’s windows with water. Once you have cleaned them, make sure that you open them to let air in and to let them dry out. This is very important if they are wooden windows.
After the main tasks have been completed, you can begin freshening up your furniture. To freshen furniture, all you need to do is give it a good wipe down and a spray with a scented fabric spray (if it is something like your sofa or your bed). Furniture doesn’t need much attention. You do need to make sure that any dust on it is removed if the furniture is in a room where there has been a lot of dust. You should also wash your upholstery and sheets, just in case any germs or dirt have gotten onto them.
It’s very common for bad smells to develop during the renovation process. This is because there will have been a lot of people coming and going from your house with their outdoor clothes on, using chemicals, paint, and other things that can leave behind odors. If you detect any bad smells, then you should do your best to remove them as quickly as possible. It can be very hard to relax in one’s home when there are foul odors present. If you can’t seem to get rid of bad smells despite finding their source, hire a professional cleaner to come in and help you.
Finally, once you have done everything else, use a steam cleaner to wash your carpets. If you have hardwood floors, then give them a mop and then polish them. These should always be the last things that you do because they get dirty very easily. If you do this before any of the previous steps, then it’s likely that dirt will be released from them onto your home’s flooring.
If you are renovating your home, then you need to make sure that you clean it up extensively afterwards. Cleaning up your home isn’t difficult if you know what you are doing. Make sure that you do a thorough job, so that no germs are left hiding in your home.